Facebook now being investigated by Federal Trade Commission.
Press Release Today From the FTC:
Tom Pahl, Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, issued the following statement regarding reported concerns about Facebook’s privacy practices:
“The FTC is firmly and fully committed to using all of its tools to protect the privacy of consumers. Foremost among these tools is enforcement action against companies that fail to honor their privacy promises, including to comply with Privacy Shield, or that engage in unfair acts that cause substantial injury to consumers in violation of the FTC Act. Companies who have settled previous FTC actions must also comply with FTC order provisions imposing privacy and data security requirements. Accordingly, the FTC takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook. Today, the FTC is confirming that it has an open non-public investigation into these practices.”
Facebook is under the microscope now as it has been reported that it grossly mishandled user confidential data. Additionally, this article (links to outside website) shows a major concern that Android users have had their personal call data mined for quite some time.
Dylan McKay of New Zealand recently found out that Facebook had been tracking his personal call data. You can checkout his Twitter Account here (links to outside website) for more info. Hopefully Facebook will get the message from the users who made it popular and stop mining private user data.
Facebook has recently been changing what you see in your newsfeed. If you haven’t visited or interacted with a friend recently you may stop seeing their posts. Facebook sometimes limits what you see from business pages if they don’t pay to advertise, or you have not visited that particular business page lately. That is one of the major factors why Klamath Alerts now operates an independent mobile app. That way, our users can all be informed in real time and all of the time without the limiting Facebook algorithms.
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